It's looking more and more likely that Joseph Gordon-Levitt's days of stalking around Gotham City in a cape and cowl have ended before they ever really started. By the end of "The Dark Knight Rises," Gordon-Levitt's optimistic beat cop John Blake — real name Robin, as it turns out — discovered Bruce Wayne's abandoned Batcave, leaving him the heir apparent to Batman's legacy in Gotham.
Gordon-Levitt hasn't been shy about his beliefs that the ending of "Rises" wasn't meant to be a "to be continued," but a decisive conclusion to the "Dark Knight" trilogy and its themes. Given that Christopher Nolan has also said that he won't be involved in future Batman films, it's a safe bet that further appearances of JGL in Gotham aren't in the cards, either.
But how about that "Justice League" movie that Warner Bros. is currently assembling? It's unclear at the moment how WB plans to connect their superhero team-up (rumored to hit theaters in 2015, the same year as Marvel and Joss Whedon's "Avengers" sequel) to the "Dark Knight" trilogy, if at all. But for the sake of argument, let's say Gordon-Levitt was approached to be a part of "Justice League" — would he even be interested in signing on?
The next installment of "The Hunger Games," titled "Catching Fire," promises all kinds of changes for the world of Panem. Katniss Everdeen isn't just a Hunger Games survivor, for one; she's a full-blown celebrity now. Civil unrest is catching throughout the 12 districts, too, causing all sorts of problems for Katniss as well as the cruel President Snow.
And here's something else that's new: when "Catching Fire" hits theaters, it'll have a brand new fan in the form of A-List actor Bradley Cooper.
It seems the "Hangover" actor, currently at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting his and co-star Jennifer Lawrence's new film, "The Silver Linings Playbook," is the latest person to catch fire and become a "Hunger Games" fan. "I just saw it," Cooper told a surprised Lawrence when MTV News spoke with the pair at TIFF. "I didn't even tell you? I didn't text you?"
He goes on to further prove his fandom... but you'll have to head to MTV.com to read it.
As much as we love all that summer has to offer, fall is where it's at for true cinephiles. The movie lover's season officially kicks off (according to us, anyway) the same day the annual Toronto International Festival launches every year in early September.
As has been the case for several years now, Toronto serves as a platform for studios to launch their Oscar hopefuls and for smaller indies to find a home (and maybe some awards down the line). "The King's Speech," "Slumdog Millionaire," "Precious" and "The Artist" all played at the festival before going on to Oscar glory while films like "Beginners," "Killer Joe" and "Your Sister's Sister," all came into the event without a distributor, and left with one. Get More »
Yes, the Toronto International Film Festival does mark the unofficial start to Academy Award season, but it's not all period pieces and prestige dramas.
Peruse the fest's diverse slate and you'll also catch glimpses of Gerard Butler firing machine guns and Brad Pitt firing off pep talks to a baseball squad.
Compiled with our more "mainstream" film admirers in mind, here are the best of the best we saw north of the border this year. Get More »
Forget L.A. -- Canada is where the celebrity-types are at every year in September. The Toronto International Film Festival is a great way to kick off the more "serious" fall movie season as it features more adult-oriented dramas like "Your Sister's Sister," "The Descendants" and "A Dangerous Method."
However, just because it's time to get a little more serious with the storytelling now that the summer movie season is over doesn't mean there aren't some good Hollywood fun and games going on, too. Check out the stars getting down up north.
Originally published on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at 12:20 a.m. ET.
Megan Fox can't seem to give an interview without seeing some tiny nugget of quotage being spun into controversy.
Just look at some of the latest Fox news headlines, which quote the "Transformers" actress as saying she's removing the tattoo of Marilyn Monroe she has on her right forearm because the late icon is "a negative character" who suffered from "personal disorders and was bipolar."
"The point I was trying to make is that I feel like this person, her death was surrounded in negativity and she lived a hard and difficult life and I feel like inking something like that on your skin may not be the best thing to do," Fox told NextMovie exclusively in an interview at the Toronto Film Festival for her upcoming romantic dramedy "Friends With Kids."
"As I've grown I feel like I want very positive things around me and I feel like she suffered, not because I don't love her, but she clearly suffered as a human being." Get More »
It's that time of the year again. With summer officially over and awards season brewing, the Toronto International Film Festival launches its assault on the moviegoing masses of the world.
And what an assault it's going to be. From Ryan Gosling putting the pedal to the medal in "Drive" to George Clooney breaking hearts in "The Descendants," to both of them starring in the political drama "The Ides of March," this year's edition promises to be a doozy with a little bit of something for everyone.
Find out what's playing this year by checking out our rundown of the 15 films we're most looking forward to seeing at the festival. Get More »